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A-B Tech Students Capture Top Spot in IT Skills Competition

November 2, 2012

For the fourth year, A-B Tech Networking Technology and Information Systems Security students have captured multiple top 10 spots in round one of the North American Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders Skills Competition. 

Capturing first place in North Carolina was A-B Tech student Ryan Goodling. Brian Jones placed fifth, Albert Tumash was eighth, Samuel Buie was 10th and Michael Wright placed 24th. These students will advance to round two of the competition and will vie for the chance to move on to the North American Theater Finals in December.

NetRiders is organized by Cisco as an opportunity for Networking Academy students to participate in a valuable learning experience by testing students' Networking/IT skills through a series of online exams and simulation activities using Cisco Packet Tracer that cover CCNA certification material. To date, more than 16,000 Cisco Networking Academy students have competed in NetRiders events in more than 80 countries across the globe.

The Cisco Networking Academy at A-B Tech started in 2001 as part of a comprehensive two-year degree program. To date, more than 600 students have enrolled in the Cisco Networking Academy program at A-B Tech.





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